Alan Groves1, Gaia Chiesa2, Giuliana Durighel2, Stephen Goldring2, Julie Fitzpatrick2, Sergio Uribe3, Reza Razavi4, Jo Hajnal2, A David Edwards2
1Institute of Clinical Sciences, Imperial College , London, United Kingdom; 2Institute of Clinical Sciences, Imperial College, London, United Kingdom; 3Division of Imaging Sciences, King's College , London, United Kingdom; 4Division of Imaging Sciences, King's College, London, United Kingdom
The ability to reliably monitor and support the circulation in preterm and term newborns may have a key role in optimising outcome in this population. Cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging has the potential to significantly advance understanding of cardiac function in sick preterm and term infants. In this work we describe optimisation of cine and phase contrast CMR imaging in newborn infants; assess repeatability of CMR methods and compare this to existing echocardiographic methods; and describe preliminary normative values for cardiac output and systemic flow volume in stable preterm and term infants.